It was a 10-run first inning that led the Saugus varsity baseball team over Canyon on Friday.
With a big weekend tournament coming in Santa Barbara, it would have been easy for Valencia to overlook its Foothill league match Thursday against West Ranch.
There are a couple of things you can expect this time of year.
Without glancing at the scoreboard after Saugus and Valencia's Foothill League softball game Thursday, the casual observer might have guessed Saugus had just pulled off a dramatic bottom of the seventh victory.
The Hart boys track and field team is now in position.
The Saugus varsity track and field teams defeated Golden Valley on Thursday on the Grizzlies' home field.
For all the drama that had unfolded in the seventh inning of Hart against Valencia in a Foothill League baseball game Tuesday, the final pitch turned out to be the least dramatic.
Valencia Vikings head coach Kathleen Perdisatt says that the budding boys varsity swim team has met the expectations she had for the squad going into the season.
Junior Heather Stiglich's solo home run in the top of the seventh gave Hart High's varsity girls softball team its first victory over Valencia since the 2004 season.
The Hart High boys volleyball team started and ended Tuesday's Foothill League match against Canyon the same way, playing with fire and passion.
The Valencia boys varsity tennis team defeated Hart 16-2 on Tuesday on the Indians home court.
Once again Valencia came oh so close to winning its first Foothill League boys golf match of the season, but just as the three previous League matches, West Ranch carded a lower score to win its fourth straight Foothill League match with a score of 390 at Valencia Country Club Monday afternoon.
Caio Schmitd's first memories of volleyball began when he was a young boy cheering his father on at matches in Brazil.
"I would sit on the bench and during every water break my dad and I would go on the court and pass balls back and forth," says Schmitd, an outside hitter for West Ranch . "I knew I wanted to be just like him."
This valley has produced some fine programs this decade - a national champion in Valencia softball, two-time state champion Saugus cross country, a state champion in Canyon football, but there is little argument as to what the dominant program has been in this valley.
Amid all the stresses of college applications and tests that a senior year can bring, Canyon's Stephen Wirthlin is a good reminder that the final year of high school can be about something else too.
Hart High soccer standout Destinney Duron was named to the topdrawersocccer.com Best XI team for the month of March.
It's hard for Nathan Bultman to describe where he gets his inspiration.
Go ahead and create all the hype in the world for Santa Clarita Christian baseball.
Alison Lee is no stranger to Mission Hills Country Club, nor is she new to the big stage.
Saugus High School Principal Bill Bolde said he's never before gone through such an in-depth hiring process for a coach.
It was bound to happen at some point.
West Ranch softball head coach Bob Shults admitted he was a little nervous heading into the Wildcats' Foothill League opener with the Hart Indians on Thursday afternoon.
The bounce-back season is in full effect for Valencia boys volleyball.
The West Ranch and Hart track teams split their meets on Thursday at Hart, with the Hart Boys winning 72-64 and the West Ranch girls winning 98.5-33.5
From the outside in, the Foothill League title looks like a two-horse race.
It won't be a runaway.
It was just another day in the pool for the Hart boys and girls swim teams on Tuesday as both won convincingly over Saugus at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center.
With their wins on Tuesday, the Valencia and West Ranch boys tennis teams have set the table for what could be the matchup of the year on Thursday.
The Saugus Centurions were at their best in Tuesday's Foothill League opener, and there was very little the visiting Valencia Vikings could do about it.
Saugus boys volleyball is getting pretty good at playing the spoiler.